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    #1

    My father __________ me a bicycle...

    The task is to put the verb in the bracket in the correct tense (it shouldn't be any of the future tenses):

    My father __________ me a bicycle for my birthday. (give)

    We can use the past simple tense:
    My father gave me a bicycle for my birthday.
    Beside this answer, can we also use the present perfect tense?
    My father has given me a bicycle for my birthday (and I have and use that bike in the present).

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    #2

    Re: My father __________ me a bicycle...

    Without further context, the simple past, present perfect, or past perfect are all possible.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: My father __________ me a bicycle...

    There is no further context. Only the simple past is given in the answer key.

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    #4

    Re: My father __________ me a bicycle...

    If this question is an exercise for past simple in your grammar book, then you need to use past simple.

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    #5

    Re: My father __________ me a bicycle...

    It is an exercise in which students are supposed to choose between past simple and present perfect.

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    #6

    Re: My father __________ me a bicycle...

    Quote Originally Posted by Meja View Post
    It is an exercise in which students are supposed to choose between past simple and present perfect.
    Either tense is possible. It's not a good question.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: My father __________ me a bicycle...

    Do you mean that my question is not good or the one given in the test book?

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    #8

    Re: My father __________ me a bicycle...

    The one in your book.

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